Kick-off time, TV channel and live stream


The second post-Cristiano Ronaldo era is under way at Old Trafford as Manchester United host Nottingham Forest in their first Premier League match since the Portuguese forward’s departure last month.

United and Ronaldo came to a “mutual agreement” to terminate his contract early before the 37-year-old jetted off to Qatar for the World Cup after he criticised the club, Erik ten Hag and former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney in an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

With the Ronaldo saga now over, Ten Hag will be hoping his side can put it behind them and start climbing the Premier League table, starting with a victory against relegation-threatened Forest.

The Red Devils have two games in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham and can move to within a point of them with a win after they were held by Brentford on Boxing Day.

It should make for an interesting game as both sides were in good form before the break. United won six of their last seven matches ahead of the World Cup, while Forest have won two and lost just one of their last five Premier League matches.

Here’s all you need to know about Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest:

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What time is Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest?

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest kicks off at 8pm GMT on Tuesday 27 December 2022.

What TV channel is Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest on?

All Premier League games from Boxing Day to 28 December will be shown on Amazon Prime Video.

Can I watch a live stream of Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest?

Yes. You will be able to watch all the matches on the Prime Video app on your phone, tablet, computer, games console or on TV with an Amazon Prime subscription.

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Amazon’s coverage is compatible with Smart TVs and Blu-Ray players, and can be accessed on most modern games consoles, as well as with a Fire TV stick and set top boxes from BT TV, TalkTalk TV or Virgin TV.

An Amazon Prime subscription costs £8.99 per month or £95 for the year, though new customers can sign up to a 30-day free trial.

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest commentators and pundits

Amazon have assembled an all-star cast for their Premier League offering over the festive period with Simon Thomas, Jon Champion, Alan Shearer and former United duo Patrice Evra and Michael Owen, expected to be involved in its coverage from Old Trafford.

Team news

Man Utd: Erik ten Hag was unclear on the fitness of some of his key defenders after their midweek tie against the same opponents. Harry Maguire (illness), Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane (both World Cup) are all doubts to start, especially Martinez. Ten Hag gave no further update on Diogo Dalot, who he said returned from Qatar with “some complaints”.

Nottingham Forest: For Steve Cooper’s Forest, it is hoped that Morgan Gibbs-White, Serge Aurier and Wayne Hennessey will all recover from their respective knocks to start at Old Trafford. Hennessey’s fitness is especially important as Dean Henderson is ineligible to play against his parent club, while Jesse Lingard is set to feature against his former club.

Other absentees for Forest include Cheikhou Kouyate (hamstring), Moussa Niakhate (muscle), Omar Richards (leg) and Giulian Biancone (ACL).

Ten Hag wants ‘top-class’ striker in January

Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to sign a top quality striker in the January transfer window.

Last month’s acrimonious split with Cristiano Ronaldo has left United low on numbers in a forward department where they already lacked cover.

Ahead of United’s home clash with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, in which Anthony Martial is expected to feature in attack, Ten Hag revealed that he is interested in a new signing but only if the right player is available.

PSV Eindhoven striker Cody Gakpo, who scored three goals for the Netherlands at the World Cup, remains a credible target with his club placing a £50m transfer tag on the 22-year-old.

However, Liverpool appear to have moved ahead of their rivals in the race to sign the highly-rated Dutchman.

“Two things: first, that impulse can come out of our own club,” Ten Hag said.

“I see [Alejandro] Garnacho, I see [Anthony] Elanga, I see [Facundo] Pellistri, who made a good impression in the World Cup and, also, last week in training.

“So there can be those first but yes, we are aware we lost a striker so I think we have to get a striker in.

“But it has to be the right one, who brings quality into the team, and not just an add to the squad because that gives you real problems.

“And, you know, the criteria is high here at Man United.”



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